State Veterinarian; privatization of recordkeeping and inspection responsibilities, penalty. (SB698)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Privatization of State Veterinarian's recordkeeping and inspection responsibilities; penalty Privatizes certain recordkeeping and inspection responsibilities of the State Veterinarian for companion animals. The State Veterinarian will award a five-year renewable contract to a private entity under the guidelines of the Public Procurement Act. The private entity will be act as a deputy for the State Veterinarian and public records held by the private entity will be subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. The private entity will have the responsibility to investigate companion animal facilities for violations of animal welfare laws. Compensation for the private entity shall be derived solely from the Animal Welfare Fund, which will receive the proceeds of civil penalties for violations of animal welfare laws. Interference with the right of the State Veterinarian or his deputy to inspect companion animal facilities shall result in a civil penalty of up to $1,000. Amends § 3.2-6500, § 3.2-6502, § 3.2-6507.3, § 3.2-6511, § 3.2-6540, § 3.2-6546, § 3.2-6548, § 3.2-6549, § 3.2-6555, § 3.2-6557, § 3.2-6574, § 3.2-6580, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104018D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/25/2010Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)